Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Market is "An Ass"

"If the law supposes that,' said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, "the law is a ass--a idiot."

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

8/29/2007 4:34 PM EDT

Stocks in the U.S. were solidly higher Wednesday following a two-session selloff, as traders bid up equities amid hopes for a rate reduction.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 247.44 points, or 1.9%, to 13,289.29. The S&P 500 added 31.40 points, or 2.19%, to 1463.76, and the Nasdaq was better by 62.52 points, or 2.5%, at 2563.16

8/28/2007 4:30 PM EDT

Stocks in the U.S. fell hard Tuesday after the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting failed to give investors any firm indication that the central bank is considering lowering interest rates.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 280.28 points, or 2.1%, to 13,041.85. The S&P 500 lost 34.43 points, or 2.35%, to 1432.36, and the Nasdaq Composite was weaker by 60.61 points, or 2.37%, at 2500.64.

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